Daily Topics - Thursday July 28th, 2011

Daily Topics - Thursday July 28th, 2011

The Big Picture "On Air" Questions or Comments for Thom?

Hour One: Thanks to Ronald Reagan, we are all peasants now

Hour Two: Why right wingers aren't worries about domestic terrorism - Mark Williams, MarkTalk / Plus, Exposed-new evidence GOP hackers stole 2004 election! Bob Fitrakis, The Free Press

Hour Three: "Intelligent Design vs. Neo-Darwinian Evolution" - Casey Luskin, Discovery Institute / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - migraines and the "color" of relief

Comments

MugsysRapSheet's picture
MugsysRapSheet 3 years 17 weeks ago
#1

Sound familiar? --------------

Thom, have you noticed how similar the debate over whether or not disaster will strike if we don't raise the Debt Ceiling sounds like the "debate" over Global Warming?

In both cases, the opponents are STRIKINGLY ill-informed, basing their oppinions upon false information, made up "facts", supposed "common knowledge", and outright nonsense based on nothing more than their "gut feeling"?

In both cases, this ignorant minority's stubborn adherence to their ideology is jeopardizing the safety & security of the rest of the world.

Dave A's picture
Dave A 3 years 17 weeks ago
#2

It goes without saying that none of the gruesome, disordered events decribed in Exodus ever took place. Israeli archaeologists are the most professional in the world and recently Israel Finkelstein and his colleague, Neil Asher Siberman from the Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University after much study have concluded that the Hebrew Bible or Pentateuch as quite simply been made up. Their conclusion was that there was no flight from Eygpt, no wandering in the desert for 4 decades. No Eygptian chronicle mentioned it and Eygpt was the garrison power in the region. It was all nmade up at a much later date. The French Dominican archaeologist Roland de Vaux stated " if the historical faith of Israel is not founded in history, such faith is erroneous, and therfore our faith is also." All religion is a belief in a belief that has no actual fact or evidence to back it up. All religions are man made. Ethics and morality are quite independant of religion and are not derived from it. Religion, because of its special devine exemption is both amoral and immoral. Supernatural beings that are the basis for religion should not be tolerated in any school curriculum unless they're taught as purely mythological. I believe that any man should be free to worship any faith he chooses unless it harms children or other men who believe differently.. There were hundreds of gods that men believed in before the gods that are more familiar today.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 3 years 17 weeks ago
#3

Thom, you should put the very very ugly words in the newsletter, because as good at English as I am, even I can't guess at how they're spelled.

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charell 3 years 17 weeks ago
#4

Robot pigeons are REAL!

Air Force Bugbots: Micro Air Vehicle (MAVs) buglike (I'd say "birdlike") drones
See: http://video.designworldonline.com/bugbots.html

The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While
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